Spay/neuter services resume at HSNEGA

The Gainesville-based Humane Society of Northeast Georgia (HSNEGA) has resumed spay and neuter surgeries at the Healthy Pet Clinic. The clinic had halted surgeries in 2021 in response to the global veterinarian shortage. Now fully staffed with a “skilled” veterinary care team, the clinic is accepting appointments for spay and neuter surgeries, as well as preventative treatment and health screenings.

“The Healthy Pet Clinic’s commitment to both pets and their owners is a testament to our mission of helping animals and people live better together,” said Allison Mayfield, president and CEO of HSNEGA. “Providing affordable veterinary care, particularly spay and neuter surgery, is critical in helping us improve the health and wellbeing of pets throughout our community. We look forward to serving northeast Georgia and promoting responsible pet ownership through our Healthy Pet Clinic.”

Since opening as the Christian-David Healthy Pet Clinic in 2018, the center has served more than 45,000 families and 61,000 animals. The clinic’s ongoing services include annual vaccinations, heartworm testing, discounted preventative medication, dental care and nutritional guidance. Spaying and neutering are the most critical components in promoting animal welfare, Mayfield said.

“Spaying and neutering are the most important aspects of controlling the animal overpopulation crisis,” said Dr. Michelle Cox, DVM, who leads the shelter’s clinical operations team. “Not only does it reduce the number of healthy dogs and cats euthanized each year, but it provides several medical and behavioral benefits to enhance the pet’s quality of life. We look forward to once again making a significant impact on animal overpopulation through the clinic’s affordable spay and neuter surgeries.”

The clinic is open Tuesday-Saturday from 9:00-4:30 to 4:30 by appointment only and spay/neuter surgeries are available Tuesday-Friday. A full list of services and pricing is available at